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  1. #1
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    Freezing?

    For some reason, my install of 8.04 constantly freezes whenever I change something. These changes are:

    removing the AC cord.
    closing a program.
    switching between spaces.
    letting tooltips pop up.
    waking up from screensaver.

    What's going on? Should I just back up my data and reinstall 8.04?

  2. #2
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    Re: Freezing?

    I went and reinstalled my OS.

    Still freezing.

    Any ideas?

  3. #3
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    Re: Freezing?

    Can you please provide more information on the computer you are running this on. Also, it would help if you posted the contents of dmesg and dmesg.0 after a crash.

  4. #4
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    Re: Freezing?

    its:
    Ubuntu 8.04 ppc running on an Apple iBook G3 (800MHz) with 638MB RAM and 30GB HDD.

    It's not dual-booting or anything like that, it's a standard full-install.

    Strangely, when the computer crashes, or freezes, whatever, the mouse still moves. But it's cursor is frozen. What I mean by that is:
    If I was moving a window, it remains a grabbing-hand. If I was writing something, it'll stay an insertion point. If I was pointing at a link, pointing at empty space... you get it.


    As for the console messages, how can I go about getting those messages?

    Also... holding down FN and hitting F12 still ejects the disc, even when the system's locked up.

    I have no idea what's going on.

  5. #5
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    Re: Freezing?

    Try hitting Ctrl+Alt+F2 and see if this gets you to a console. You could try typing:
    Code:
    /etc/init.d/gdm restart
    to restart X. I forget if you have to hit Ctrl+Alt+F7 after that to go back to your workspace. If you can't figure out how to do this, but manage to get to a console, you could type
    Code:
    sudo shutdown -r now
    to safely reboot.

    To get dmesg, open a terminal by typing Alt+F2 and running
    Code:
    gnome-terminal
    Then at the terminal you can just type
    Code:
    dmesg
    and to get the other log file
    Code:
    cat /var/log/dmesg.0

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